India Beat Arch Rival Pakistan In Rain-Hit Match

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Old Trafford (Manchester): Arch-rival India on Sunday beat Pakistan by 89 runs as rain and overcast conditions took away much of the excitement from the game.

The world cup clash, arguably the mother of all matches, could not live up to its hype despite a magnificent ton from Rohit Sharma as rain played spoilsport.

Pakistan had given in when play resumed in the last quarter of the match as they had to score 136 in 30 balls. The second innings was reduced to 40 overs due to rain.

India had set Pakistan a total of 337 runs to chase.  Pakistan scored 212/6 (40 overs) in the rain-curtailed match. The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method was employed to calculate the targets.

Key takeaways from the match: 

Virat Kohli became the fastest to score 11,000 one-day international hundreds. He reached the milestone in 222 matches, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record who made 11,000 runs in 276 matches. The Indian skipper scored 77.

Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya picked up two wickets apiece in quick succession to slow down Pakistan’s run chase.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out for rest of the match after he suffered a hamstring injury in the match. He could bowl only 2.4 overs before leaving the field.

 

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